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5 case of stray dog-bite in a day, MC apathetic

The increasing number of stray dogs roaming at every nook and cranny of streets, roads, flyovers, and even on the school and university campuses, has always been a major issue in the city. But in Kithclu Nagar these days, stray dogs are a real threat to the residents of the area as over five cases of dog-bites have been reported in just one day on Wednesday- highlighting the non-serious nature and apathetic nature of the MC, which has totally failed to handle the stray dog menace.

punjab Updated: Jun 19, 2014 19:48 IST
HT Correspondent

The increasing number of stray dogs roaming at every nook and cranny of streets, roads, flyovers, and even on the school and university campuses, has always been a major issue in the city. But in Kithclu Nagar these days, stray dogs are a real threat to the residents of the area as over five cases of dog-bites have been reported in just one day on Wednesday- highlighting the non-serious nature and apathetic nature of the MC, which has totally failed to handle the stray dog menace.

The residents say it has become difficult for them to even go for a morning walk as dogs roaming in groups in parks can attack anytime. Parents fear about the safety of their children while they go to schools. All victims were trespassers who became the victims of these dogs.

Sarika Bajaj, a resident of Kitchlu Nagar, says, "Stray dogs are a real trouble for us. They don't even spare those who feed them milk or biscuits. We are worried about the safety of our children.

Instead of waiting for some disaster to happen, the MC should do some efforts to catch these dogs and send them to kennels."

"Stray dogs roaming here and there, in search of food, can anytime jump and fiercely attack anyone they find carrying something, which can lend you in trouble. The MC, in spite of doing something about it, claim they are helpless and can't do anything,"said another resident of the colony.

"The dog-bite can cause rabies if not taken preventive measures on time. In case of any such emergency, wash the wound with soap and visit the nearest dispensary within 24 hours and get the anti-rabies medicine,"said Dr Avinash Jindal from the Civil Hospital.

However, it seems MC cares little about the safety of the people. When contacted Charanjit Uppal, medical officer, MC, could only say this: "We are looking into the matter and soon will find out a solution."